Grace’s Pictures by Cindy Thompson (Book Review)


Grace's Pictures (Ellis Island #1)    My Book Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

About Grace’s Pictures:    Grace McCaffery hopes that the bustling streets of New York hold all the promise that the lush hills of Ireland did not. As her efforts to earn enough money to bring her mother to America fail, she wonders if her new Brownie camera could be the answer. But a casual stroll through a beautiful New York City park turns into a hostile run-in with local gangsters, who are convinced her camera holds the first and only photos of their elusive leader. A policeman with a personal commitment to help those less fortunate finds Grace attractive and longs to help her, but Grace believes such men cannot be trusted. Spread thin between her quest to rescue her mother, do well in a new nanny job, and avoid the gang intent on intimidating her. Grace must put her faith in unlikely sources to learn the true meaning of courage and forgiveness.          



I had been looking forward to reading this book like forever! I seen the cover and I wanted to read it right away! The cover is very vibrant and beautiful.
Thankfully I did get a chance to win this book plus three other books from Onto Her Book Shelf. You can check out her blog  in the link below.  She has so many wonderful reviews you can check out there so I encourage you to go check it out! I was so excited!

So, I had never read any books by Cindy Thompson before and I’m always looking forward to reading from new authors.
I did enjoy reading this story and I was very interested with the story plot because it was different from the usual. I think that there’s really not a lot of books that are based off of the lives of immigrants who came to live in America. Also the story is set in the early 1900’s in New York .
I really liked how Grace,the heroine. was of Irish heritage. I wish that I could have an Irish accent instead of my southern twang! I love Irish accents because they are so beautiful! Okay,okay back to the book.

“Grace’s Pictures” was very insightful about how people used photography back then which was very interesting. I also did like Grace’s story how she tried to make a life in America. The hero Owen, had a very interesting story to read about as well.
My only problem with this book is that in my opinion it was missing something. I can’t really pinpoint what it was but maybe it needed more conflict in the storyline with the characters. I don’t know but it really needed more and that’s just my opinion. I really loved the plot because she was from Ireland trying to make it in America and the storyline was different from what I would regularly read. I do like to give authors at least 2 or 3 more chances before I stop reading their books completely so I am looking forward to reading more books from this author. Have you read a good book lately?

Happy Reading Y’all!!

I won this book on Onto Her Bookshelf  for a giveaway some time back. You can visit her blog here  !


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